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Galileo - 1989 - Regional (US)

Galileo hears of a new invention, a telescope, and builds one. With it, he confirms that the earth rotates around the sun. For this, he is summoned before a tribunal of the Inquisition where he is threatened with torture if he does not recant his findings. Bertolt Brecht puts the dilemma of one of history's greatest thinkers center stage; is it more important to cling to one's principles or save oneself to enable further contributions to knowledge?

Galileo examines the separation of science and the church by questioning the difference between empirical evidence and faith. Galileo's confirmation that the earth revolves around the sun is regarded as heresy, and a direct threat to church doctrine. Galileo pleads with church authorities to recognize that if something can be seen it must be true and to deny the truth is criminal. He is put on trial and recants, but serves house arrest, nonetheless. Galileo's capitulation, and his continued scientific investigation, even under the noses of his captors, provides a powerful exploration of issues of integrity, betrayal, courage, and devotion.


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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
On Friday, September 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., Teatro Paraguas will present a LIVE enhanced encore Zoom performance of Hunker Down, a whimsical tale of seniors coping with the COVID-19 Crisis by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
The Da Vinci Art Alliance has announced details for their first ever Da Vinci Fest Live, a celebration of art and science, coming to Philadelphia from October 22 through October 29, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
Special Offer - Next Week Online: Join Irish Rep for an evening of poetry and art!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
The Civilians will present the newest members of The R&D Group, marking the Group's 10th season, and The Civilians 20th Anniversary Season. The R&D Group is comprised of playwrights, composers, and directors who work together as a writing group for nine months to develop new plays and musicals.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
On June 7 at 7:30pm EDT, Works & Process at the Guggenheim will present the premiere of Storm as part of the Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commission Series.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2020
The Lehman Trilogy is officially in previews on Broadway! This strictly limited, 16-week engagement comes to Broadway on the heels of runs at London's National Theatre and New York's Park Avenue Armory, as well as an engagement in London's West End. Written by Stefano Massini, directed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Sam Mendes, and starring its original cast of Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles, The Lehman Trilogy opens officially at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
South Jersey will be getting rocked by the pilot of Theatrical Rights Worldwide's We Will Rock You [email protected] this Spring by the Woodruff School ACE Music Program. The program is made up of 50 talented middle school students aged 10 to 13 years old in 6th, 7th and 8th Grade.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020
This is not your typical fairy tale. Making its U.S. Premiere at New Victory Theater from April 24 - May 3, 2020, Snow White is part play, part rollicking music-filled romp about the ridiculousness of vanity.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
Chichester Festival Theatre has released the following statement regarding upcoming performances:
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
David Calder and Nicholas Le Prevost will join Henry Goodman in The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, in David Edgar's revised translation, directed by Jonathan Church, running at Chichester Festival Theatre from 24 April a?" 16 May with a press night on 29 April.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
On June 7 at 7:30pm EDT, Works & Process at the Guggenheim will co-presented with Barrington Stage Company, Broadway Dance Center, Kaatsbaan, The Joyce Theater, New York City Center, Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and Spoleto Festival USAthe premiere of Storm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Berliner Ensemble has taken to social media to share their new project Voices from An Empty Theater, according to the Berliner Ensemble Instagram.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
International musical theatre star, Michael Falzon, has passed away at age 48.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Tennessee Shakespeare Company today announced its 13th performance season celebrating the essential power of our togetherness, in any form that is safe, inspired by history's classical creations while in isolation or quarantine.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Multi-talented recording artist and accomplished Broadway star Tony Vincent, who leads Nashville's PCG Theatrical for young and aspiring musical theatre performers, has transformed his Masterclass training program to adapt to social distancing guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
On Friday, August 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., Teatro Paraguas will present a live performance of Hunker Down, a whimsical tale of seniors coping with the COVID-19 Crisis by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin.  Duchess Dale stars in this short one-act comedy as Bari, a  widowed senior craving solace and friendship after weeks of self-isolation.  Her cabin fever impels her to socialize, but her curmudgeonly neighbor 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra will launch the new decade with a series of Canadian and international concert broadcasts on CBC Music and Stingray Classica. On Sunday, January 12 at 11:05 AM, Tafelmusik's Love & Betrayal program, directed by Elisa Citterio and featuring guest soprano Karina Gauvin, will be broadcast on CBC Music's 'In Concert' hosted by Paolo Pietropaolo. Recorded live on November 24, 2019 at Milton Court Concert Hall in London's Barbican Centre, this concert drew rave reviews from English critics.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Shakespeare Theatre Company is delighted to announce the full cast of The Amen Corner, James Baldwin's classic parable of passion and perseverance, which will grace the stage at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from February 11-March 15, 2020.
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Jan 29, 2020
WE WILL ROCK YOU il musical con le celebri canzoni dei Queen torna a Roma al Teatro Brancaccio con un nuovo allestimento. Pur rimanendo la stessa produzione, la regia in questa stagione è affidata a Michaela Berlini. Altri cambiamenti riguardano le scenografie, nuove coreografie, nuovi arrivi nel cast e un adattamento del libretto per 'italianizzare' leggermente la storia.
by Alyson Eng - Jan 15, 2020
Imagine you are in a venue with hundreds of people packed around you, swaying and singing along to the music of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. You turn to your left and bob your head to the beat of a?oeI Want It Alla?? and later on, scream the lyrics to a?oeBohemian Rhapsodya?? with the woman on your right. This was just a snapshot of my experience seeing WE WILL ROCK YOU a?" a musical featuring the music of Queen and Ben Elton at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on January 11th. On it's North American tour including more than 60 cities, WE WILL ROCK YOU played in Vancouver for 2 days before continuing onto the rest of its tour stops across Canada.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Celebrating 50 years of 'Bringing Dance to Life' in New Orleans, the New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) continues its golden anniversary year with a glittering, star-studded 50th Anniversary Evening of Stars on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m., at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE (EST) (William Carden, Artistic Director) and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Doron Weber, Vice-President, Programs) have announced details for the 2020 First Light Festival, part of the EST/Sloan Project to develop plays exploring science and technology.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
New Ghosts Theatre Company & the IGNITE Collective present the world premiere of girl friend, a new work by Green Room Award nominee and resident playwright Natesha Somasundaram, playing at Belvoir Street Theatre from the 18th March to the 4th April, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Zubin Varla and Robert Tripolino will join the cast of ZORRO in concert at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 23 February as Don Alejandro and Ramon respectively. They join the previously announced Ricardo Afonso (Jesus Christ Superstar, We Will Rock You) as the titular role and Diego, Olivier Award-winning actress Lesli Margherita (Matilda on Broadway, Dames At Sea on Broadway, Zorro original West End cast) reprising the role of Inez and four-time Olivier-nominated actress Emma Williams (Half A Sixpence, Mrs Henderson Presents, Zorro original West End cast) who will also reprise the role of Luisa.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
As part of its third season in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Target Margin Theater will continue its multi-year exploration of The One Thousand and One Nights with P*ssyc*ck Know Nothing, a new work that wrestles with The Porter and the Three Ladies of Baghdad stories from the collection of classic Silk Road tales.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls has announced casting for his upcoming revival of Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel. In assuming the title role, Chicago favorite Kate Fry returns to the Goodman, following her recent appearance in Falls' production of The Winter's Tale. Joining Fry are stage and screen star Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey), who returns to the Goodman following his triumphant appearance in last season's St. Nicholas by Conor McPherson, and Chicago's Christopher Donahue (Oedipus Rex at Court Theatre, Moby Dick at Lookingglass).
by Noelle Hannibal - Feb 3, 2020
Jeff Parry was raised in Ottawa, ON. His love of music began when he was 9 years old when he fell in love with The Beatles. He has always had a passion for. music, so after University, he moved out west to try to raise money to open a record store in Ottawa. He wound up staying in Alberta and rather than open a record store, in 1978, he started a concert promotion business, producing tribute shows. That evolved into becoming an agent and ultimately, a theatrical producer. I had the chance to speak with Parry on the eve of the Montreal run of the award winning musical, WE WILL ROCK YOU, a jukebox musical based on the songs of British rock band Queen with a book by Ben Elton, which lands in Montreal on February 10.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
FEINSTEIN'S, Los Angeles's premier Supper Club, will present Robert Bannon bringing his new concert event, 'Unfinished Business; The Great American Songbook' for his Feinstein's Los Angeles Debut this April for a special one night only performance. He will be accompanied by Musical Director Michael Orland on piano.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Chichester Festival Theatre's Festival 2020 has today been unveiled by Artistic Director Daniel Evans and Executive Director Kathy Bourne.
by Cara Joy David - Feb 11, 2020
Performances begin tonight for The Shakespeare Theatre Company mounting of THE AMEN CORNER, James Baldwin's classic parable of passion and perseverance, at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) in Washington, D.C.. The production will run from February 11-March 15, 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, incoming Artistic Director Tim Bond, and Executive Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announce the lineup for the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award-winning company's 2020-21 season, which launches this summer.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the next round of artist additions for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. John Prine, Billy Strings, Colin Hay, Kelsey Waldon, and Gangstagrass will be joining the annual homecoming of musicians and music fans on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
by Chantal Kunst - Dec 7, 2019
We Will Rock You. A worldwide phenomenon, where millions of theatregoers enjoy the rock brilliance by the immortal music of Queen. PeepArrow Entertainment is one if the most important live entertainment companies of Italy and for this production joined forces with TEC Entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2019
Irondale Ensemble, an immersive home for theater and imaginative artist audience connections, will present The Good Soul of Szechuan, January 29-February 22 as part two of their three-part Bertolt Brecht series Brecht in Exile. Following last winter's production of The Life of Galileo, the ensemble will present the third and final installment Mother Courage and Her Children later next season in an exploration honoring and exploring Brecht's commitment to bring together both art and politics to invoke a new way of thinking.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2019
Geva Theatre Center presents Slow Food, by Wendy MacLeod and directed by Skip Greer, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from January 14 through February 9.
by BWW Contests - Dec 13, 2019
Get ready because BroadwayWorld is giving you the chance to win tickets to see the music of Queen come to life on stage in the national tour of We Will Rock You! The winner will receive two tickets and a meet-and-greet at the show's December 27th performance at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, Canada. The contest will run now through December 15th, at 11:59 PM EST. Be sure to enter for your chance to win TODAY!
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 10, 2019
With 24 of Queen's biggest hits and Ben Elton's hilarious futuristic comedy writing combined, comes a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the band's legendary live performances.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2020
On Friday, August 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., Teatro Paraguas will present a live performance of Hunker Down, a whimsical tale of seniors coping with the COVID-19 Crisis by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2020
Tennessee Shakespeare Company is launching its 'Essential' 13th performance season this Sunday, August 30 with the first of nine Coger Literary Salons titled Take Upon's the Mystery of Things: Classical Creativity in Quarantine.
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Aug 23, 2020
Anoushka Lucas first played the role of Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in 2016. She has now returned to a socially distanced concert production of the show at the same venue, which is directed by Timothy Sheader. 
by Jeffrey Kare - Aug 23, 2020
I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing Vivienne Benesch, who is the Producing Artistic Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. At PlayMakers, she has helmed productions of Life of Galileo, Leaving Eden, The May Queen, Three Sisters, Love Alone, RED, and In The Next Room (or the Vibrator Play).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
On Friday, August 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., Teatro Paraguas will present a live performance of Almost Treason, A Revolutionary Whimsy in Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage by Los Alamos playwright Robert F. Benjamin.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2020
On August 22, Saratoga Shakespeare Company (SSC) will premiere the audio performance of Testament, written by Damian Lanigan and co-produced with the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) in association with The Philadelphia Orchestra.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
At Undermain, we're planning for the future. For our 37th year of cutting-edge performances, Undermain is pleased to announce the season of the feminine hero. Plays about women will comprise the four central productions that make up the season.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
Bang on a Can will present an ALL LIVE Bang on a Can Marathon on Sunday, May 3, 2020 from 3pm-9pm ET. The Marathon will be streamed online at, featuring 26 LIVE performances from musicians' homes in NYC and around the country.